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The World Discovery ticket

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The BA/Qantas World Discovery ticket has been replaced by the World Walkabout ticket.

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What were some of the main rules of the World Discovery ticket?

Which airlines can I fly with?

British Airways, Qantas, Cathay Pacific (on selected routes).

NOTE: When you book your flights online you will probably fly on code-share flights.

How long can I take?

The World Discovery ticket is valid for 12 months from the date of the first flight.

Maximum mileage

There is a maximum mileage allowance of 29,000 miles on the World Disco fare, however, you can purchase extra mileage if necessary.

How many stops can I have?

6 stops (including Australia / New Zealand), with a maximum of 2 stops in Australia and 2 stops in New Zealand.

You must go to either Australia or New Zealand, and then can choose to stops in either direction in either Asia, Africa, North America or South America.

For example, you could go out via Asia and back via America, or out via South America and back via North America (if within mileage), or just out and back via Asia...

Surface sectors count as one stop. So flying into Bangkok and out from Singapore counts as one stop. Take a look at some of the exciting tours you can include to make your World Discovery round the world flights more exciting.

If you want an extra stop or require extra flights in Oz/NZ, look at the World Discovery Plus ticket.

Where can I stop?

Stops can include:

Asia: Bangkok, Beijing, Denpasar (Bali), Jakarta, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Shanghai, Tokyo.

Africa: Johannesburg

Americas:: Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Vancouver.

Australia, New Zealand and Pacific: Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney. Fiji. Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington.

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What are popular World Discovery routes?

There are so many different combinations to choose from, but examples of some World Discovery flight could be:

London - Bangkok surface to Singapore - Melbourne surface to Sydney - Fiji - Vancouver - London. Prices

London - Johannesburg - Sydney - Auckland - Los Angeles - London. Prices

Always check the conditions of your flight ticket before booking to ensure you are aware of any charges or restrictions which may be applicable.